verified with the police department that this report is real. Meanwhile, World of Tanks clan FAME have left this message for clanmates to honor Brian’s time with the game.

“Sad news from Virginia beach, one of the most famous NA streamers and a member of our clan Poshybrid has passed away at the age of 35, we just can not find words to describe how sad is this moment for all of us and for sure this game will not be the same without the legend. Maybe the saddest lines can not really be written, and the saddest thoughts can not really be uttered, let’s all hope that he is in a better place right now and may his soul Rest in Peace, he will never be forgotten… a person who stays in our hearts never dies…”

new report from IGN, the company has just patented a Nintendo Switch-like handheld device. In fact, it looks eerily similar, if you ask me. The patent was first filed back in 2015, but it was just recently published. Looking at the patent diagrams, it’s unclear if the controllers are detachable but it would make a lot of sense.

For those hoping this patent heralds the return of Sony to the realm of handhelds, simmer down. Just because a patent has been filed doesn’t mean Sony will turn it into a marketable device. Sony probably isn’t eager to repeat the same mistakes it made with the PS Vita, so if this handheld does come to fruition, it will have to feature some compatibility with the PS4 to be interesting.

[via NeoGAF, Nerd Leaks]

filed for another trademark registration for the game. The one filed in July 2013 for it is still valid and was granted its fifth extension in August of 2016. So it’s not like Capcom has completely abandoned the game or its working title.

So where does this leave fans of the game? Will we be seeing more of Deep Down at E3 later this year? We’ll have to wait and see, but given the startling success that is Resident Evil 7 and its fan-pleasing return to the series’ roots, perhaps Capcom is trying to focus on quality over quantity these days. That’s something I certainly won’t complain about if it gets us a rival to Dark Souls in the action RPG genre.

sales numbers in the millions for VR headsets of every type, from the Samsung Gear VR to Google’s newest Daydream VR headset. Samsung tops the charts thanks to several factors, it’s by far the cheapest VR option available despite being unable to play full VR games like Resident Evil 7.

Looking only at VR headsets that hardcore gamers would consider, PlayStation VR has definitely succeeded well beyond what the two major PC VR headsets have done. Sony shipped nearly a quarter of a million headsets since October of 2016, while HTC has shipped 450k and Oculus Rift has shipped 355k. It’s hard to see the name that started the VR revolution come in last, but compared to the other two I could have told you this would be the outcome for several reasons.

Of the two available PC VR options, Oculus Rift is the cheapest and was the first to market. However, the acquisition by Facebook and the continued litigation of Facebook and Oculus by major developers like ZeniMax Media has led most hardcore gamers, the early adopters, to have no interest in Oculus Rift. In fact, when the acquisition was announced, social media like Twitter and Reddit was littered with posts bemoaning this as a terrible move.

Now, the Oculus Rift demo kiosks that were set up in several hundred Best Buy stores across the country are closing. VR is one of those things that you need to try in order to see how awesome it is, so the lack of venue for this to be possible means lots of people just won’t be interested in the technology.

Now that these headsets have been on the market for a year or longer with a severe price premium compared to the more successful PlayStation VR, both Oculus Rift and HTC have to look at ways to make their headsets more affordable. The second generation of virtual reality headsets should also be less tethered to their machines, which is a severely limiting factor for current setups.

Combined with the high price and more affordable technology available, it’s really not surprising to see that most consumers who are interested in VR have opted for the simple packaged PlayStation VR. It doesn’t require a high-end computer or additional peripheral setup like both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.

PlayStation Blog post, with this firmware update, PS4 Pro users will be able to enable “Boost Mode.” With this mode turned on, frame rates in games released before the PS4 Pro’s launch last November should increase. Here’s the exact text:

Experience improve gameplay, including higher frame rates, for some games that were released before the introduction of PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series). Turn this off if you experienced unexpected behaviour during gameplay.

Despite being bound by a non-disclosure agreement, some users have uploaded gameplay videos of Just Cause 3 and The Evil Within running with Boost Mode enabled, showing a very noticeable improvement in either game’s frame rate. Now, you probably won’t see a game jump from 30 fps to 60 fps, but a more stable 30 fps is likely.

[via NeoGAF]

appeared in the latest Steam client beta that appear to show a drastic overhaul of the interface from what we have today. The overhauled design has more space for showing just games and software as the current store does, but also spots for apps, comics, TV, movies, and music.

Soundtracks and software have been available on Steam for a while now, but with this new mockup they’re integrated into the main navigation bar. You’ll also notice Comics and TV in that header, which are two categories that Steam hasn’t offered alongside its games so far.

It’s interesting for sure, but it’s unclear whether this is something that Valve is actively working towards, or if it’s a one-off that was accidentally left inside the beta files when they went live. Still, it’s interesting to speculate that Steam could be getting a very necessary overhaul and could be open to more than just games in the future.